COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHTDate: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Place: City, County Government Office Building, 3rd floor Council Chambers
Time: 6:00 PM
Seating has been limited due to distancing so if you plan to speak, it will not be a bad idea to get there early. If you want to submit written testimony, whether you speak or not, 10 copies are needed. They can be turned into Laura Hurley who sits just as you enter the Council chambers.
You can also email your testimony to each member of the County Council. Email addresses are located on the sidebar of this blog's homepage.
It is imperative that we have a decent showing of supporters at the meeting tonight. They need to know this is NOT a dead subject just because we lost our first court hearing (they have the judge's decision). We need to drive home the fact that this permit was erroneously issued and it should be and CAN be revoked. But for that to happen it will have to come from the 7 people sitting on the Council. We need to be persuasive.
For those of us living near the tank or enroute to the tank, they need to hear about the disruption it creates to our lives-the odors, the safety factor, the traffic, the roads, etc. For those who don't live near the tank but are sympathetic, voice your concerns....without the moratorium a storage tank could be your new neighbor. Don't buy the argument that this one tank is enough. It's about full now. Then what? Another one?
This is attacking the problem politically. We've been attacking it legally. With that said, we filed an appeal with the Court of Special Appeals in Annapolis regarding the hearing we lost. We have filled an appeal to keep the door open to pursue the Declaratory Judgement. This will allow all the errors and discrepancies we've discovered over the past year to be brought to light. It will also allow us to go after information that has been legally closed to us. It will show the Council we are serious about this tank and its effect on our lives.
This photo was taken October 1, 2020 and shows multiple tank trucks at the site. You can see that this is a busy complex.